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The Board of Land Use Appeals voted Thursday to stay the appeal on a proposed three-story residence on the western end of Maho Bay on St. John until the developer provides a survey that clearly shows the vegetation line and setbacks.
There’s been no shortage of bugs, so it’s not surprising that local insect-eaters are thriving.
On Friday, Feb. 26, the public is invited to stop by two locations within the Virgin Islands National Park to enjoy presentations by some of the culture bearers who regularly participate in the Park's annual Folklife Festival.
This is the fourth in a series about Taino culture and history as it relates to the Virgin Islands.
The Cinnamon Bay Campground in the Virgin Islands National Park is expected to reopen in December, Superintendent Nigel Fields announced at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park.
The 2017 hurricanes not only caused massive destruction of homes, infrastructure and livelihoods but also did tremendous damage to Virgin Islands beaches and shorelines.
The board of Island Green Living Association, a non-profit on St. John focused on environmental issues, has voted unanimously in support of demanding a thorough cleanup of environmental contamination at the shuttered resort at Caneel Bay and plans to sue to try to make it happen. One member plans to sue over the matter.
After two hours of online discussion, the Board of Land Use Appeals failed to reach a ruling on Thursday concerning the proposed construction of a three-story, single-family home on Maho Bay.
High-level officials for the U.S. Department of the Interior are scheduled to be on St. John on Tuesday to discuss issues related to the Virgin Islands National Park, according to Todd Sampsell, president of Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park.
Sabrina Diaz arrived on St. John three weeks ago to serve for six months as the assistant superintendent at the Virgin Islands National Park.